A little while ago a friend and I talked about entrepreneurship. He’s incredible: Arranged ski trips at his college, organizes events, constantly connects people, hustles… and is employed by a large company.
He told me that he’s not an entrepreneur.
I was baffled. And asked him why he doesn’t consider himself an entrepreneur. His first answer: He doesn’t run his own company. His second answer: “People” told him that only someone who runs their own business is a “real” entrepreneur.
Entrepreneurship is about attitude. Grit. Determination. Making things happen. Getting stuff done. Creating something from nothing. Making things better.
Who cares if you do this in the company you started, a company you work for, your local community or just for yourself? Don’t let other people define you. Just do what you need to do.